Professor in Wildlife Genetics
Institute for Applied Ecology
University of Canberra
ACT 2601 Australia
PhD, Population Biology, Australian National University, 1995
MSc, Population Genetics, University of Canberra, 1989
BAppSci, Natural Resources, University of Canberra, 1986
Research and professional interests
Stephen Sarre's research interests are broad, but centre on the genetics of wildlife with a duel emphasis on endangered and invasive species. He has a particular interest in studying the genetics of populations through the application of DNA markers usually in conjunction with intensive field ecological studies. This combined approach enables a much deeper understanding of the dynamics of natural populations that could be obtained by either approach alone.
Stephen's other main research interest is sex determination of reptiles. He is particularly interested in understanding how the interplay between genetic and temperature ultimately determines sex and how this interplay has evolved among different reptile groups.
Stephen is the Education Program Leader for the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre, a member of the International Scientific Advisory Panel for the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, and a founding member of the Technical Advisory Panel of the Fox Eradication Program in Tasmania.
| (2013). Are there really foxes: where does the doubt emerge? Journal of Knowledge Management Practice 14, 1-17 C1: Refereed Journal (ISI)|
| (2013). Genetic analysis reveals the costs of peri-urban development for the endangered grassland earless dragon. Conservation Genetics 14, 1269-1278. C1: Refereed Journal (ISI)|
| (2013). Mating system and intra-patch mobility delay inbreeding in fragmented populations of a gecko. Behavioral Ecology 24, 1260-1270. C1: Refereed Journal (ISI)|
| (2013). Sex-linked and autosomal microsatellites reveal a male bottleneck and sex-specific lineages in island populations of the Tammar wallaby. Heredity, published online on October 30, 2013; doi:10.1038/hdy.2013.109. C1: Refereed Journal (ISI)|
| (2013). Karyotypic analysis and FISH mapping of microsatellite motifs reveal highly differentiated XX/XY sex chromosomes in the pink-tailed worm-lizard (Aprasia parapulchella, Pygopodidae, Squamata). Molecular Cytogenetics, in press. [Accepted 4-Nov-2013]. C1: Refereed Journal (ISI)|
| (2013). Salmonella infection in a remote, isolated wild pig population. Veterinary Microbiology Vol 162 pp 921-929. C1: Refereed Journal (ISI)|
| (2013). Molecular cytogenetic map of the central bearded dragon Pogona vitticeps (Squamata: Agamidae). Chromosome Research 21:361-374. C1: Refereed Journal (ISI)|
| (2012). Integrating survey and molecular approaches to better understand wildlife disease ecology. PLoS One 7 (10) e46310. C1: Refereed Journal (ISI)|
| (2012). Back to the brink - population decline of the endangered grassland earless dragon (Tympanocryptis pinguicolla) following its rediscovery. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 7: 132-149 C1: Refereed Journal (ISI)|
| (2012). Can genetic estimators provide robust estimates of the effective number of breeders in small populations? PLoS One 7(11) e48464 C1: Refereed Journal (ISI)|